Jody Griffith, Ph.D.

Head shot of Jody Griffith
Assistant Teaching Professor, English
Gallagher Conference Center, 106
Penn State Scranton
Gallagher Conference Center, Room 106
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512


Dr. Richard J. and Sally Matthews Award for Scholarly Activity 2020-2021. Penn State Scranton

Professional Memberships


  • Griffith, Jody. Victorian Structures: Architecture, Society, and Narrative. SUNY Press, March 2020.
  • Griffith, Jody. “Constructing Ordinary Time in Adam Bede: The Architectural Structure of Eliot’s Realism.” Studies in the Novel. Spring 2016

Ph.D. in English Literature, Temple University, May 2015

  • Concentration: Nineteenth-century British Literature, Victorian Novel, 
  • Cultural Theory, Narrative Theory
  • Dissertation: “All Men are Builders”: Architectural Structures in the Victorian Novel     

M.A. in English Literature, Villanova University, May 2008

  • Thesis: Resetting the Clock: Darwin’s Narrative and The Return of the Native 

B.A. in Theater Arts, magna cum laude, Muhlenberg College, May 1995

Conference Presentations

  • Griffith, Jody (April 2021). “Mediating the Past in The Mayor of Casterbridge” American Comparative Literature Association, Virtual Conference. 
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2021). “Timeless Tales and Perpetual Change: The Fairy Tale in North and South.” Northeastern Modern Language Association, Virtual Conference. 
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2020). “The Least Said, the Soonest Mended”: Temporal Instability and Etiquette in The Way We Live Now.” International Society for the Study of Narrative, New Orleans, LA. 
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2019). “Little Dorrit’s Lengthy Lists.” American Comparative Literature Association, Georgetown, DC.
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2017). “Disintegrating Oxford.” Northeastern Modern Language Association, Baltimore, MD. 
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2017) "Modern Thought... in such Decrepit and Superceded Chambers": Buildings and Bodies in Jude the Obscure.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Philadelphia, PA
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2015) “Constructing Novel Time in Ordinary Time in Adam Bede: The Architectural Structure of Eliot’s Realism.” International Society for the Study of Narrative, Chicago, IL
  • Griffith, Jody (November 2014) “Freedom or Obedience? The Architecture of Dickens’s Little Dorrit.” Mid-Atlantic Association of Popular and American Culture, Baltimore, MD
  • Griffith, Jody (October 2014) “‘The lock and key that kept him in, kept numbers of his troubles out’: The Architecture of Freedom and Obedience in Little Dorrit.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Dallas, TX
  • Griffith, Jody (March 2014) “Ruskin's Museum: Glass Ceilings and the Oxford Museum of Natural History.” American Comparative Literature Association, New York City, New York